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SecureDrives' SSD self-destructs on command

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SecureDrives' SSD self-destructs

SecureDrives' SSD self-destructs

 

The UK based company SecureDrives makes very specialized SSDs, SSDs which self encrypt and now even self destruct!

Their Autothysis SSDs go well beyond the norm when it comes to security, most drives like this settle with 256-bit AES hardware encryption but this drive goes one step further with a full on physical self destruct, when the owner texts the drive a special code, making stolen/lost data completely unrecoverable.

 

SecureDrives' SSD self-destructs  

As an SSD drive the Autothesis drive is nothing special when it comes to specifications or performance. They are in the normal/popular 2.5-inch form factor but are a larger than usual at 9.5mm thick.  Read and write are also well below what we call normal, with up to 127 MB/s read and up to 120MB/s write.

While the read/write characteristics of this drive are sub-par, the encryption and self destruct features make these drives vastly more expensive than normal SSDs, costing around £1000 for even the 128GB model. One thing is for sure, if security is your number one priority and money is not as issue, it sounds like this drive all but guarantees that your data will remain protected under any almost any circumstances.

 

Join the discussion on the SecureDrives Autothysis SSD on the OC3D Forums.

 

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02-10-2014, 08:54:46

Puck
Haha now that's pretty Mission Impossible!Quote

02-10-2014, 08:55:48

Tripp
Haha that is very coolQuote

02-10-2014, 11:48:28

shambles1980
now what happens if it just messes up one day and self destructs without you wanting it too.. not much you can do about that id imagine. and i doubt waranty covers you if it self destructed either.

also kinda have to wonder how long before viruses will be made to try and make them self destruct.Quote

02-10-2014, 16:55:14

yassarikhan786
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Originally Posted by shambles1980 View Post
now what happens if it just messes up one day and self destructs without you wanting it too.. not much you can do about that id imagine. and i doubt waranty covers you if it self destructed either.

also kinda have to wonder how long before viruses will be made to try and make them self destruct.
That's a great point. Since it self destructs using a code sent via (presumably) a mobile phone, someone could potentially spoof the request with any device.

The 256-bit encryption will make it more difficult though and you'd probably have to be sitting quite close to the SSD in order for it to receive and decode the message.Quote

02-10-2014, 19:08:10

BigBlue1
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Originally Posted by yassarikhan786 View Post
That's a great point. Since it self destructs using a code sent via (presumably) a mobile phone, someone could potentially spoof the request with any device.

The 256-bit encryption will make it more difficult though and you'd probably have to be sitting quite close to the SSD in order for it to receive and decode the message.
ok, so you buy the drive, and it's stolen, so you think you will need to track it down and be very close to the drive to destruct it? How will that help anything?

Anyways, this isn't anything I ever want to buy.Quote
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